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Converting 1 large folder to smaller folders for archiving
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Mike Guilbault
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« on: July 16, 2007, 02:52:55 PM »

Since LR enables you to select images by date and other metadata, I had all my images (about 2k at this point) imported into one large folder, realizing too late that it would be difficult to archive these to DVD.  I had only been backing up to an external HD.  Within LR, what would be the best way to split this up into bite-sized buckets for archiving?

If I create subfolders in LR, will the images actually be moved on the HD too?
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 07:10:54 PM »

anyone?
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 12:38:41 AM »

Mike

As you are on a Mac, I would use Finder for this. Providing the files remain on the same drive, Lightroom/Mac can track where the files have gone. Test it first.

I would also put in a feature request for LR's folders panel to indicate the size of folders.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 04:27:00 AM »

Yes, I'm on a Mac. So basically I have to manually 're-folder' the images into buckets of some sort.  and yes, a folder size in LR would be helpful.  I'll put in the request.  Thanks John.  I just wanted sure if there was a hidden feature for this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 08:28:52 PM »

Mike,
This is one of those places where iView is still ahead of Lightroom. (And even far ahead of using the finder).

If you have a copy of iView, I'd index the files with it and do the move.  It's *much* easier.

If not, then use the finder.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 03:15:12 AM »

Thanks Peter.  Somehow I knew that iView would handle it... guess I'll be using Finder.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 08:26:09 AM »

If I've understood your question correctly, then why not use the new "Export as catalogue" function in LR 1.1?
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 09:19:08 AM »

Interesting... haven't really looked into that.   Will that allow you to retrieve the images with another program other than LR, or to simply copy back the images to HD?
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 04:25:14 PM »

I just had to start on a new bucket and, after figuring out the sizing in the finder, I did the folder creation in LR (Library/New Folder: this also can recognize new but not LR folders). From there, just drag the required sub buckets into the new folder in LR. Very simple (other than the manual folder calculation).

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